Mira Bellwether, Creator of ‘F****** Trans Women,’ Has Died

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Bellwether is best known for creating “Fucking Trans Women,” a how-to sex guide for pre-op and non-op trans women, first published in 2010.

Mira Bellwether, the author and creating behind the zine “Fucking Trans Women,” has died. She was 40 years old.

Bellwether, who’d been diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year, died on Dec. 25. Her partner, Callan Molinari, shared the news on her private Twitter account and in a message posted to Bellwether’s GoFundMe

“This is an update I wish I wasn’t making; after a series of declines and escalations – a two week regular hospital stay leading to a week in the icu intubated on a ventilator and culminating in a massive incompatible-with-life stroke, Mira passed early sunday morning, December 25th,” Molinari wrote. 

Bellwether is best known for creating “Fucking Trans Women,” a how-to sex guide for pre-op and non-op trans women, first published in 2010. Although Bellwether produced only one issue, the zine is considered groundbreaking in its depiction of trans women’s sexuality and sexual expression. 

She shared the news of her illness on Twitter in September. “Last Fall I was diagnosed with lung cancer,” she wrote, adding, “Recently the cancer has returned at stage 4.” 

Bellwether and her family – Molinari and sister CJ – had set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for Bellwether’s treatment. The campaign has raised over $67,000 to help cover expenses. They are still accepting donations for any bills and expenses “coming in the weeks ahead.”  

In the final days, Molinari, using Bellwether’s Twitter account, shared updates on her progress. Although the last message – posted to Molinari’s account – is private, well-wishers have shared their love and support. 

“This is such sad news. Thank you for posting these updates. Mira’s life and work helped so many,” wrote one follower.

Wrote another, “Mira will be so deeply missed.”


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